Expert Knowledge and Human Wisdom: A Socratic Note on the Philosophy of Expertise

Expert Knowledge and Human Wisdom: A Socratic Note on the Philosophy of Expertise In this paper we attempt to understand what Socrates says about expertise and virtue in Plato’s dialogue Laches in the light of Socrates’ idea of “human wisdom” in the Apology of Socrates (20d8, 23a7). Conducting a good life requires both “knowledge about good and bad things” (Laches), that is, knowledge about human well-being, and “human wisdom” (Apology). Socrates aspires to epistemic autonomy: Trust in your own reason, and don’t let any expert tell you anything about your own happiness. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Topoi Springer Journals

Expert Knowledge and Human Wisdom: A Socratic Note on the Philosophy of Expertise

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Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Subject
Philosophy; Philosophy, general; Philosophy of Science; Philosophy of Technology
ISSN
0167-7411
eISSN
1572-8749
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11245-016-9439-3
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Abstract

In this paper we attempt to understand what Socrates says about expertise and virtue in Plato’s dialogue Laches in the light of Socrates’ idea of “human wisdom” in the Apology of Socrates (20d8, 23a7). Conducting a good life requires both “knowledge about good and bad things” (Laches), that is, knowledge about human well-being, and “human wisdom” (Apology). Socrates aspires to epistemic autonomy: Trust in your own reason, and don’t let any expert tell you anything about your own happiness.

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Published: Nov 24, 2016

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